Pangu speak on Reddit about hacking.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bandofbrothers, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
    Thank you for posting. It was a really interesting read.
  2. Geert76 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
  3. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Anyone who was hacked is because they use pirated apps. They only have themselves to blame. I believe developers who make well made apps deserve our support!
  4. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    Too bad we can't buy tweaks at the moment
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    What I never understand is piracy when there are only a handful of tweaks that cost more than $5.

    People willingly expose themselves to all the possible consequences in order to save themselves 99¢ or $1.99.

    I'm cheap, but I'm not so cheap as to rip off the devs who give us the benefits of jailbreaking. Without them, all we have is root access with nothing to install.
  6. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014

    Exactly right eyoungren. I mean ripping off jailbreak devs that take care of us with amazing tweaks that just cost less than a cup of coffee? Seems low class, short-sighted, and intentionally scummy. I hope anyone that gets hacked because of this ghetto behavior learns a valuable lesson.
  7. mikecwest macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2013

    They might not be ripping off the Cydia tweak developers. They might use something they get, like an app from a shady repo, to download apps like App*##*, to download pirated AppStore apps, which could also be modified with Malware. They could use a shady repo to download something like Music*#* to pirate music, or Movie*#* to pirate movies, TV shows, etc...

    Some AppStore apps can cost big $$, especially when you want many apps.
  8. bandofbrothers thread starter macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Many moons ago when I first JB I did homework on tweaks via YouTube , Google and followed most of the guides and inserted what I didn't at first realise was to be shady repos for cracked tweaks. My bad. :(

    After learning more and coming across glitches as these tweaks were sometimes out of date / cracked I soon caught up from posts here and elsewhere, deleted the tweaks and shady repos and bought the tweaks via Cydia.

    My experience was a learning curve.

    I do agree that we have to support the developers. I understand why some want to test out tweaks before buying which drives some to this alternative method. They then delete the cracked version and buy them. Hopefully.

    I recall past discussions where it could be an idea if possible for the developers to add a free trial period or maybe lite version to try out for a limited period before buying.

    Yes most tweaks are not expensive but on the flip side for some of the younger generation this can be different for their disposable income so being able to try before buy would be a good avenue.

    Anyway sorry I digress ;)
  9. eyoungren, Jul 31, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I understand this.

    I will admit to a less than upstanding use of one tweak some time ago for one specific reason. I had bought the tweak, but between upgrades from one firmware jailbreak to another the dev had not updated the tweak. It still worked, but the legit repo would not allow it to be installed on the new firmware whereas the less than legit repo would.

    My sole justification for that was that I had purchased the tweak already.

    In any case, I feel that trial options for paid tweaks are seriously lacking. There should be some sort of full use for a limited period, ads after that for a limited period and then non-functionality until the tweak is purchased.

    Since just about anyone can put up a repo and populate it trial use would probably go a ways to defeating piracy.

    And I do understand price and economics having been there (and only a small step removed from it now) myself. On the other hand, I've more than once purchased a tweak only to never install it again because it didn't work for me. At those times I consider it a donation to the dev. :)

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